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Johann David WyssThe Swiss Family Robinson

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Librivox recording of The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss.

Read by Mark F. Smith.

The Swiss Family Robinson has delighted generations of readers with its exciting tale of a family which, though shipwrecked, displays “the right stuff” and builds a charming colony that later, they do not want to leave. Cut off from the comforts and companionship of other humans, they use a familiarity with natural history and biology to find the resources and build the tools to construct a canoe, weave cloth, irrigate a garden, and turn an immense hollow tree into a lofty house with a spiral staircase. They domesticate buffaloes, wild asses, and monkeys. They establish farms and plantations. And finally, they have a terrifying encounter with natives from a nearby island.

Johann David Wyss, the author, did not live to complete his tale. Storytellers over the years have injected so many episodes into the various versions that probably none closely match the original. (Indeed, the Baroness de Montholieu expanded the book from two volumes into five when she translated it into French.) This effort was re-translated into English in 1849 by W.H.G. Kingston, abridging the edition severely. It follows the British sensibilities of the period in terms of sentence structure and emphasis. (Summary by Mark F. Smith)

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This audio is part of the collection: The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
It also belongs to collections: Audio Books & Poetry; Community Audio

Artist/Composer: Johann David Wyss
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Keywords: librivox; swiss family robinson; wyss; audiobook; literature

Creative Commons license: Public Domain


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Introduction & Chapter 1 17.2 MB
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Chapter 02 19.5 MB
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Chapter 03 16.5 MB
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Chapter 04 13.8 MB
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Chapter 05 9.0 MB
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Chapter 06 6.2 MB
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Chapter 07 8.3 MB
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Chapter 08 9.2 MB
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Chapter 09 9.1 MB
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Chapter 10 8.4 MB
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Chapter 11-12 17.6 MB
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Chapter 13-14 9.9 MB
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Chapter 15-16 9.5 MB
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Chapter 17-18 11.3 MB
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Chapter 19 11.7 MB
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Chapter 20 10.1 MB
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Chapter 21 12.1 MB
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Chapter 22 8.4 MB
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chapter 23 7.9 MB
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Chapter 24 16.1 MB
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Chapter 25 13.7 MB
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Chapter 26 12.5 MB
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Chapter 27 11.1 MB
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Chapter 28 10.6 MB
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Chapter 29 12.7 MB
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Chapter 30-31 17.1 MB
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Chapter 32 22.0 MB
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Chapter 33 11.5 MB
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Chapter 34 15.7 MB
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Chapter 35 8.5 MB
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Chapter 36 8.8 MB
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Chapter 37 14.0 MB
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Chapter 38 11.7 MB
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Chapter 39 11.8 MB
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Chapter 40 13.1 MB
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Chapter 41 11.5 MB
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Chapter 42 13.1 MB
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Chapter 43 17.4 MB
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Chapter 44 18.6 MB
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Chapter 45-46 18.5 MB
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Chapter 47 12.4 MB
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Chapter 48 13.1 MB
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Chapter 49 8.9 MB
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Chapter 50 17.9 MB
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Chapter 51 10.6 MB
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Chapter 52 26.5 MB
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Chapter 53 18.4 MB
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Chapter 54 19.7 MB
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Chapter 55 24.3 MB
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Chapter 56 14.0 MB
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Chapter 57 23.6 MB
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Conclusion & Postscript 8.3 MB
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Reviewer: kensgirl91 - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - January 6, 2013
Subject: Wonderful
Wonderful story and Fabulous reader.

Reviewer: Steve Colby - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - October 19, 2012
Subject: Excellent Reader Mark Smith
This timeless Classic was the first audiobook I read here at Librivox. I was so impressed by the reader, Mark Smith's style that I read another one of his books and another and so on. I found myself reading books that I never would have read because I enjoyed his style of reading so much. He is one of the top contributors here a Librivox and I am so thankful that he devoted such a huge amount of his time to this project. If there was a way I could donate money to this organization I would but from what I understand, there is no mechanism in place to do so.

Reviewer: Walking Reader - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - April 11, 2011
Subject: Excellent Reading
This is a wonderful classic story, very well read by Mark F. Smith. The story is well known and does not need comment. The focus of this review is Mark Smith's terrific reading. He reads in a very clear voice and with an engaging style, which together do a great job in conveying the author's intent and holding the listener's interest. I highly recommend it. I'm amazed that with over 600,000 downloads this is the first review of this terrific audio book. Great job Mark, and many thanks for all of your effort in preparing this!